Category: FAQ

Why Protect the Environment?

20 Jan, 2014

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Pollution is something we hear about all the time. It happens when substances which can have a detrimental impact on the environment find their way into watercourses, the land or into the atmosphere that we all breathe. So pollution can affect important things like our health, potable (drinking) water, wildlife and its habitat plus of … Read more

Cesspits and Cesspools

14 Jan, 2014

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What are Cesspits and Cesspools used for? If you live in a rural area with no access to mains drainage you may need to install a cesspit (also known as a cesspool) but this is really a last resort sewage system. Unlike a septic tank or sewage treatment plant a cesspit does not discharge waste … Read more

Environment Agency and the Septic Tank

23 Dec, 2013

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Environment Agency and the Septic Tank

Is it true that I can no longer have a septic tank according to the Environment Agency?   On the whole this is not true – you may be able to have a septic tank and still conform to the Environment Agency’s regulations! Here is what they stipulate about any septic tank: Discharge is to … Read more